A Professional Limited Liability Corporation
We have long represented companies in contractual, banking and transactional matters utilizing our relationships with developers, holding companies and financial institutions. We represent commercial owners and landlords, including both building owners and management companies. This representation encompasses both for profit and not for profit entities. We are familiar with the various subsidy programs and rent regulations in New York State. Our time honored and valued experience in representing real estate sellers, buyers, developers, builders, banks and sponsors are a large part of our practice. Condominium conversions, zoning and tax issues, leasing, evictions are legal areas in which we excel.
We have assisted many companies in the preparation, review and negotiation of contracts, employee hiring, retention and severance management, commercial leasing, intellectual property protection, and franchise agreement review and negotiation. The vast majority of our corporate work is on behalf of corporations, but we have also represented unions in collective bargaining matters, and successfully obtained substantial raises, health care upgrades and improved retirement benefits for the local member of the United Steel workers of America Union.
We have a long history of assisting families with estate planning. This area of practice includes the preparation of Wills, Living Wills, Trusts, Healthcare Proxies, Powers of Attorney and the transfer of property. We have successfully handled all kinds of matters before the Surrogate’s Court including probate, intestate administration and claim actions.
We have long defended companies in labor law, employment discrimination and all areas of negligence including product liability, premises liability, vehicle liability and common carrier liability. We vigorously defend all cases to verdict or settlement within the financial parameter of our clients. We have an unsurpassed defense verdict rate of over 90% in all of our trials. Through our representation of the New York City Transit Authority, we have taken well over 100 cases to trial and have settled many more well within the financial expectations set by the client.
We are a full service law firm that regularly represents the interest of churches, ministers, trustee boards and congregations. In addition to representing religious organizations in matters in various contract negotiations, litigation and real property matters, we also counsel churches with respect to trustee training, estate legacies and gifts planning. While our office is located in the financial district, we have involved with congregations throughout the tri-state area.